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027: Shawn Stevenson – Optimize Your Sleep | Don’t Underestimate Walking | Blue-Light Blocking

Released Tuesday, 24th March 2015
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Today we are speaking with health expert, Shawn Stevenson. Shawn shares his amazing story of how he was able to heal from and "incurable" spinal condition - degenerative disc disease. The 3 contributing factors that lead to his health transformation were diet, exercise and proper sleep. Shawn is the author of the book Sleep Smarter and is a true master when it comes to topic of sleep optimization. He hosts the hit podcast The Model Health Show where he shares life-changing information with people from around the globe.
In this episode, we discuss:
  • How Shawn went from being barely able to walk to a thriving health leader
  • Committing 100% to not giving up
  • You need to move your body to heal
  • Movement, nutrition and sleep... the big 3 when it comes to healing
  • It starts with upgrading your ingredients
  • The power of listening to your body
  • Shawn's current diet and how it has evolved over the years
  • Walking is the best form of exercise
  • Long distance running ISN'T the secret to losing weight
  • Stress is wreaking havoc on our health
  • Sleep is essential for solidifying memories (like the epic info in this episode)
  • Getting good sleep ("money time sleep") is like making a good investment
  • Melatonin is a powerful anti-cancer hormone
  • Health professionals are generally unfit
  • The World Health Organization states that shift-work is a class 3 carcinogen
  • Melatonin supplementation can down regulate your body's production over time
  • 8-9 out of 10 Americans are deficient in magnesium + 100% of insomniacs
  • Don't exercise within 5 hours before bed
  • Your heart loves magnesium
  • Over-wearing a bra can lead to breast cancer
  • Bras cause your breasts to sag
  • Sex makes for a better night's sleep
  • The blue light from electronics before bed causes a reduction in melatonin
  • Orange tinted glasses are a hack for those nights when you need extend your screen time
Related Links:
Shawn Stevenson's website
The Model Health Show (iTunes)
Shawn Stevenson - Sleep Smarter (book)
Follow Shawn Stevenson on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Ann Wigmore Institute
Natural Calm Magnesium (supplement)
Sidney Ross Singer - Dressed To Kill (book)
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